My 2003 Altima will lose it's RPM randomly.

25

Asked by Nov 10, 2007 at 10:23 AM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2003 Altima will lose it's RPM randomly.  Had the dealer reset the computer but it happened again.  You can press the gass all the way down
and not rev the engine.  But the car will start without issues.  88,000 miles.  No happy with this car.

4 Answers

may be a bad computer.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
44,605

Agreed, bad PCM or perhaps a sensor -- throttle position sensor would be one possibility I'd investigate.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

Sounds more like a bad mass air flow meter

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Had this happen to my 06 Maxima - voltage problem - ended up being bad alternator which ruined the battery. Throttle is electronic - no cable so it relies on electrical signals from the PCM to operate throttle

Your Answer

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 74,726 nationwide Altima listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    putolile
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Cassie Sapphire
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
277 Great Deals out of 23,087 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 60,830 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
1,042 Great Deals out of 72,908 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
787 Great Deals out of 72,311 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Sentra
516 Great Deals out of 49,500 listings starting at $2,400
Used Toyota Corolla
865 Great Deals out of 55,990 listings starting at $1,488
Used Hyundai Sonata
663 Great Deals out of 49,546 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,034 Great Deals out of 70,452 listings starting at $2,499
Used Kia Optima
425 Great Deals out of 28,959 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
513 Great Deals out of 34,026 listings starting at $950
Used Mazda MAZDA6
154 Great Deals out of 10,882 listings starting at $1,895

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 38,862 listings starting at $11,500
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 7,665 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
260 Great Deals out of 9,083 listings starting at $7,455
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
200 Great Deals out of 5,327 listings starting at $3,900
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 3,264 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.